Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

And I’m wondering if a focus on cognitive science needs to be foregrounded. Regardless, we have considerable empirical evidence and conceptual frameworks that give us excellent advice about things like distributed, situated, and social cognition. That area is cognitive expertise.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? How to Apply Social Cognitive Theory to eLearning? Social learning plays a key role in knowledge retention.

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs


From marketing to education, neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral experts are in high demand in the corporate world. Universities across the country are rising to the occasion by offering programs that focus heavily on behavioral and cognitive science.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility? Appropriately reconciling roles will be a critical determinant of success. What is L&D’s Role? The world has changed.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

Work Learning

Here are some recent criticisms of Cognitive Load Theory: -- Ton de Jong says: What has cognitive load theory brought to the field of educational design? The three main recommendations that come from cognitive load theory are: present material that aligns with the prior knowledge of the learner (intrinsic load), avoid non-essential and confusing information (extraneous load), and stimulate processes that lead to conceptually rich and deep knowledge (germane load).

Cognitive Load, Rorschach Test, Classrooms, Design, & Coffee

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Many Faces of Cognitive Load Theory - ASTD. Cognitive load theory has been used to generate a wide range of instructional procedures, some of which are summarized here.

5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Interactive games that resemble real work roles or use simulation to immerse the learner in a life like environment have a number of advantages to the organization: Image Credit – Games help in development of cognitive ability.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Here, I will explore the role of L&D in the VUCA ( volatility , uncertainty , complexity and ambiguity ) world.

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Typography Plays a Key Role in eLearning UX by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

It can affect cognitive load and even influence learner. A key factor in UX, typography helps set the tone of eLearning. engagement. Getting Started Graphic Design

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

For example, Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling to learn certain behaviors. The role of instructors and technology must be outlined to transform the work environment and reach a (defined) desired future state.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields.

From novice to expert

Learning with e's

The role of stronger, or more knowledgeable learners within a learning community (e.g. a student cohort) can be extended by encouraging them to scaffold weaker, or less expert learners, to encourage and lead, in a kind of cognitive apprenticeship.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s important to note that Social Learning Theory now extends beyond the behaviourist domain to encompass cognition, particularly through the work of Julian Rotter and Albert Bandura. . Cognitive load . Academia is teeming with learning theories.

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The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


It is this relationship between space, emotion, memory, and cognition that I explore today. These cognitive tasks are accelerated and enhanced through the development of better and better mental maps in the hippocampus. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb.


Role of Stories in Learning - A Map

Vignettes Learning

Schank Tell Me a Story: Narrative and Intelligence (Rethinking Theory) The Future of Decision Making Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD.

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Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Coffee and Design

Cognitive psychologists like Allan Paivio would argue that this form of instruction affords the “dual-coding theory” because both visual and verbal information is processed (see image).

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Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

“Curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic,” adds Robin Good, who has a chapter in the ATD Press book. The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it.

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Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. Festinger called this phenomenon cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is essentially a theory of motivation through conflict resolution.

Mind technology

Learning with e's

The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. It would take me a lot longer though, and I would have to divert more cognitive energy away from the core stuff.

Roles in CoP's

The Learning Circuits

In my role as blogmeister for LCB I've done a lot of reading in the communities of practice literature to gain a better understanding of how online communities work. One model I've developed is around the roles and interactions members of a community have as participants in that community.

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Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? For More in this Series, Consider… The Importance of Using Roles When Developing Learning. The SME Role in Course Development.

Organizational Psychology?

Clark Quinn

My background is psychology, specifically the cognitive kind (ok more cog sci than just psych, but still). And so I’ve been pushing the idea of doing a cognitive analysis of organizations, and incorporating new understandings of cognition in how we run our companies, and more.

Emotions And Learning: Part I

The eLearning Coach

Emotion and Cognition. The idea that emotion and cognition are opposing phenomena comes from a long philosophical and scientific tradition. We now know that emotion and cognition are dynamically intertwined and interdependent in terms of both neurology and psychology.

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Why L&D Should Lead

Clark Quinn

L&D should be the business unit with the best understanding of our brains (except, perhaps, in a neurology company, e.g. medical, or a cognitive company, e.g. AI). And I’ve argued that’s a key role. Look, cognitive science is somewhat complex.

Role-playing Scenarios Liberate eLearning from the “Page-turner” Box: Intoxicated Guests by Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Valerie Gardin, Aly Summers and Kate Aument

Learning Solutions Magazine

Scenario-based learning and integrated branching strategies may support transfer of higher cognitive learning outcomes. associated with problem solving, decision-making skills, or work-based practice. In this article, you will find an example of. scenario-based learning applied to training restaurant personnel to deal with a situation with a high emotional component. Design Strategies Development Strategies Immersive Learning Rapid Development Training Strategies

An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

When students are engaged and motivated and feel minimal stress, information flows freely through the affective filter in the amygdala and they achieve higher levels of cognition, make connections, and experience "aha" moments. Synthesis: Loneliness is inherent in traditional eLearning.

Think Of Instruction As A Story: Are We The Riddler?

Coffee and Design

meaningful learning happens when learners’ interest and emotions are engaged as much as is their cognitive processes. To conclude, Jason reminds us of the dichotomy between the designer and the learner within the learning environment and discusses them in relation to archetypes (roles) we may be familiar with in literature: Mentoring of the hero (learner) so they can complete a quest. Uncategorized Defining ID Instructional Design Instructional Designer''s Role

Instructional Techniques – Quick Takes – 1

Wonderful Brain

Immediately the book owner had to make choices and assign roles – some, depending on the book were obvious, others exposed some hesitancy and were clearly guesswork. Cognition Instruction Learning adult learners childhood storytelling student participation trust

ELearning Acceptance within Organizations: the Role of Communication

The Learning Circuits

Research Abstract: ELearning Acceptance within Organizations: the Role of Communication In this research we would like to understand the importance of the context surrounding eLearning experiences. Chiara Succi is a good friend of mine that I met while she was interning at the Masie Center.

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

In addition, the ability to role-play and problem-solve through avatars is the ideal environment for emotional arousal while learning. The narrative device is effective in case studies, interviews, simulations and role-playing scenarios. Tags: COGNITION DESIGN emotion

Monkey business

Learning with e's

Several of her colleagues appeared in cameo roles, monkeying about with the screen, trying to fathom out how it worked. When will we get VLEs that do what they are supposed to do, and with minimal cognitive effort on the part of the student?

Game Element: Fantasy

Kapp Notes

” The article reminded me of some work I’ve done recently in looking at the role of fantasy in learning and why fantasy is not just a learning technique for kids but for adults as well. But perhaps fantasy of children, and adults, plays a more powerful learning role than we know.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help you craft your objectives and accurately assess what level of cognitive skill learners need to use to produce your goal. The revised version flips the final two levels and uses different synonyms to describe the lowest level of cognition. Cognitive Skill.

Scenario-Based Learning in Higher Ed

Experiencing eLearning

A reader asked a great question about the role of scenario-based learning in higher education. For example, in this social psychology course, students were placed in the role of Director of Operations.